The extent of the endometriosis determines the type of treatment we recommend.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, we may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) or prescription-strength pain medication.
Endometriosis pain can fluctuate with your menstrual cycle. Because endometriosis responds to female hormones such as estrogen, hormone therapy that stops the body from producing estrogen may be prescribed to slow the growth of endometriosis.
Hormone therapy can take different forms: daily oral medications, sub-dermal implants, IUDs (intrauterine devices), or injections that are received several times a year. We tailor your hormone therapy regimen to your lifestyle and specific health needs.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
We may recommend surgery if your endometriosis is causing severe pain. Our surgeons specialize in a minimally invasive approach that requires only small incisions in your abdomen. A laparoscope with a camera at its tip is inserted through these incisions. We then have a clear view to identify, remove, or destroy endometriosis lesions, cysts, and scar tissue without harming the healthy tissue around it. The minimally invasive approach shortens hospital stays and lets you recover faster when compared to surgery performed with larger incisions.
Our goal is to preserve your reproductive organs, especially if you are of childbearing age. We consider hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) to be the last resort when other treatments fail to control your pain and symptoms. We use minimally invasive surgical techniques, when possible, to make your recovery easier.